Member groups

AIA engages the interests and deepens the knowledge of its diverse members through curated membership organizations. The groups deliver tailored online tools, access to forums and other significant resources. They elevate your practice field and help advocate for architecture. Find your group and expand the value of your AIA membership.

The Academy

The Academy is a joint effort by AIA and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture to encourage collaboration among the many disciplines that intersect with architecture through the promotion of integrated education, research and new technologies. New ways of working are helping break down barriers between the different players in the construction process and we are responding.

Center for Civic Leadership

The Center for Civic Leadership encourages architects to develop the skills necessary to become community leaders and advocates for the successful practice of architecture. The group also advances leadership as a core value for the AIA. Involvement in civic organizations gives architects an important voice in promoting tomorrow's livable, healthy, sustainable and quality-designed environments.

Design & Health

The AIA Design & Health member group gives participants a powerful venue from which to exchange information, solutions and ideas to help advance public health through the built community and contribute to AIA's commitment to informing the intersection of design and health in architecture.

Diversity Council

The Diversity Council advises, assists, supports, and advocates for the diversity and inclusion of the AIA. The Council, made up of volunteers who share knowledge and a diverse viewpoint, works cooperatively with the AIA National Board, Strategic Council, and the AIA Diversity & Inclusion department to improve the representation and management of diversity in architecture education and practice.

International Practice Committee

The International Practice Committee promotes excellence in the practice of architecture across the globe. It is a resource for information about international markets, practice and design and it fosters relationships with architects abroad. International policy and trade experts advise AIA to help members navigate issues that arise in international practices.

National Associates Committee

The National Associates Committee is dedicated to representing and advocating for AIA’s associate members in AIA’s national, regional, state and local chapters. Associate members automatically become part of the AIA KnowledgeNet community.

Small Firm Exchange

The Small Firm Exchange roundtable seeks to advance the mutual interests of architects practicing in small firms. The group advocates for them within the AIA and outside organizations, promotes leadership development and supports chapter roundtables and other small firm networks.

Women in Architecture & Design

This online community supports a national and international network of women in architecture by sharing knowledge, interests and professional advice. It offers tips on developing the next generation of the profession.

Young Architects Forum 

The Young Architects Forum addresses issues of particular importance to recently licensed architects, providing resources on leadership, mentorship and fellowship useful to those launching their careers.

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